On Friday Premier Roger Cook and Education Minister Tony Buti officially opened Piara Waters Senior High School.
Four new primary schools have been opened in 2023, but Piara Waters is the only new high school in Western Australia this year.
“This impressive school is at the heart of an increasingly popular area for families, and I look forward to seeing generations of students making the most of its facilities in years to come,” Premier Cook said.
The population of Piara Waters area has exploded, growing more than 300 per cent over the past decade, with the rate of expansion not looking to slow any time soon.
Two new developments are in the works directly adjacent to the new high school.
A full cohort of Year 7 students has just finished their first year at the $59 million state-of-the-art school, with the administration block, student service area, education support centre, library and information resource centre completed earlier in the year.
A staggered enrolment process will mean the school will likely reach its 1600-student capacity in 2028.
The school’s students will also have access to food and technology areas and specialist design and technology facilities. Other facilities include eight outdoor courts, a grassed oval for soccer, hockey, football and cricket, and an indoor sports hall for physical education.
“We want to create schools that students love to learn in, and teachers love to teach in,” Education Minister Tony Buti said.
“Piara Waters Senior High School is one of those schools and it’s fantastic to see staff and
students teaching and learning in these impressive, modern facilities.
“Well done to everyone involved for creating this excellent new school.”